Police investigate the death of four pupils at Kawempe school

By APN Reporter


The territorial police of Kawempe are actively investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead.

According to Kampala metropolitan police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, It is alleged that the fire started at around 3 am today (15/01/2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories.

He adds that four female pupils have been confirmed dead while three are seriously injured.

The injured were evacuated to Kyadondo Hospital located in Kisowera Zone Kawempe I Ward in Kawempe Division, and are being treated there accordingly.

Police further revealed that the school locally managed the fire outbreak and did not bring it to the attention of the nearest police at Kawempe which they describe as an act of gross negligence that caused the death and injuries of the pupils.

A case file of causing death has been opened at Kawempe police station. Our forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics is documenting the scene.